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The Fate of Africa by Martin Meredith
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Broad and sweeping in scope, this is an excellent general history of Africa from 1950-about 2004, but it suffers from two problems, one of which that can't really be helped:

1) Now that it's the end of 2014, the book is a bit dated.

2) In order for the
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The Art of War by Sun Tzu
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English Costume from the Early Middle Ages Through the Sixtee... by Iris Brooke
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A nice overview of medieval and Tudor costume, with explanations as to what the different parts of costume were and their development throughout the years. The author has a wit one doesn't normally expect to see in more academic work of the time.
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Rabid by Bill Wasik
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A fun look at the history of one of the world's oldest diseases. Also a good reminder to never, ever, ever touch a bat.
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Tinderbox by Craig Timberg
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Really interesting; while Jewish people like myself have practiced circumcision (um, that sounds weird but I haven't actually circumcised anyone) for centuries, the argument the authors present in terms of the prophylactic value of circumcision regar ...more
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Poisoned by Jeff Benedict
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A fascinating read about the E. Coli epidemic in the early nineties; however Benedict's writing left much to be desired - it's hard to turn real life into a compelling drama, but at many points I thought things were perhaps a bit over-the-top; the st ...more
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The Story of the Human Body by Daniel E. Lieberman
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Very persuasive arguments. I don't agree with everything (YOU ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE MY CARBS FROM ME) and at times seems a little worshipful of the hunter-gatherer lifestyle, but from a scientific point of view it's hard to refute the argument he put ...more
Twelve Patients by Eric Manheimer
"Only kept reading because the patients were so interesting, both as illustrations of the kinds of cases that come to Bellevue, and as a lens through which to examine current topics in medicine today. I even liked the author's personal cancer story..." Read more of this review »
Twelve Patients by Eric Manheimer
"This book was definitely worth picking up, but isn't going to stick in my mind as much as I thought it was. While the stories of the twelve patients were interesting, the writing bothered me. Manheimer is extremely verbose, and some of the tales c..." Read more of this review »
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